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Week 6: UAB vs Middle Tennessee 10/8/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2) vs. UAB Blazers (2-2)
October 8, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: UAB Blazers -10 / Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +10; Over/Under: 55
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The UAB Blazers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders clash Saturday in a week 6 college football game at Protective Stadium. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to build on their 3-2 record. The UAB Blazers look to get a game above a .500 record.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have split their last 8 road games. Chase Cunningham is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,368 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Jaylin Lane and Izaiah Gathings have combined for 682 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while DJ England-Chisolm has 5 receptions. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ground game is averaging 107.8 yards per contest, and Frank Peasant leads the way with 302 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Middle Tennessee is allowing 29 points and 392.2 yards per game. Teldrick Ross leads the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with 39 tackles, Zaylin Wood has 4 sacks and Decorian Patterson has 4 interceptions.

The UAB Blazers have won 5 of their last 7 home games. Dylan Hopkins is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 661 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Tejhaun Palmer and Trea Shropshire have combined for 313 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while TJ Jones has 14 receptions. The UAB Blazers ground game is averaging 220.5 yards per contest, and DeWayne McBride leads the way with 521 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, UAB is allowing 17.5 points and 313 yards per game. Noah Wilder leads the UAB Blazers with 40 tackles, Kelle Sanders has 2 sacks and Jaylen Key has 2 interceptions.

The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blazers are 21-8-2 ATS in their last 31 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 10-4-1 in Blue Raiders last 15 games on fieldturf. The over is 5-1 in Blazers last 6 conference games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have had issues defensively, and they don’t run the ball well, which is an issue in the road underdog role. The UAB Blazers have been one of the better home teams over the years, and they’ve also been covering machines over the years. UAB will also be eager for a bounce back showing after how things played out against Rice. UAB puts cash in bettors pockets. I’ll lay the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UAB Blazers -10

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